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MC2-210 Mr. Michael Conniff Michael Conniff’s
Accelerator Channel
The Accelerator with Michael Conniff
Managing Director


Mr. Michael Conniff graduated from Harvard with honors in History and won a summer fellowship at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He was the first Harvard writing instructor to use word processing as a teaching tool and is considered a pioneer in the online world.

He is co- founder of the Isaacson School for New Media in Aspen—selected Faculty of the Year by students—and founded the Digital Story Lab at Colorado Mountain College.

He was also the first person hired full-time in new media at NBC. In addition, he is host of The Accelerator podcast; a Mentor at NewChip Accelerator in Austin, Texas;
an Advisor at Holt Accelerator in Montreal, Canada; a Business Development Partner for Listing Partners Limited in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
a Strategic Leadership Advisor at the Pace University Lubin School of Business; in New York; a Board Member of the Foreign Press Correspondents Association;
and the Editor-at-Large at SKI TV.

And his novel, BOOK OF O’KELLS: MOTHER NATURE, reached the Amazon Top Ten list for Historical Fiction.

The author of more than a dozen published short stories, he was selected as a Sokolov Scholar in Fiction at the Breadloaf Writers Conference.

Message from Michael Conniff

Your expectation for Facilitator account? My expectation is Facilitator will provide the intellectual and technological conduit connecting some of the best minds on the planet, particularly those inventors and innovators in less developing countries. Perhaps for the first time, these kinds of creative minds will have a place to put their best ideas—a level playing field accessible to those who might well be able to help them with input or even financial support.

Value for entrepreneurs and startups The value of UNIPLAT to startups and entrepreneurs is a global platform of like-minded corporations, universities, research insitutions, angel investors, and venture capitalists who can discover talent and creativity in a single place regardless of country of origin, and take steps to help bring the intellectual property to market.

Message for entrepreneurs and startups Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely business, and startups are oft left searching for encouragement that is simply not arriving. For entrepreneurs and startups, UNIPLAT creates a global community of peers experiencing the same challenges—and the support it can take to get overcome them.